Derek Fisher

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.